Armin Mizani, the mayor of the city of Keller, Texas, has a passion for serving his community. Armin served as a Keller City Councilman from 2014 to 2018, and in 2020 was elected to serve as Mayor. Armin has been recognized as “Best Local Government Official” by Keller voters and readers of the Fort Worth Star Telegram. Armin’s work in the community led to an appointment by Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, to serve on the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority. In that capacity, Armin works with law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Texas to combat the multi-billion dollar enterprise that is auto theft and crime.
Armin has focused on providing an energetic, principled, and idea-driven leadership style to Keller Town Hall. As Councilman, Armin Mizani heard from many taxpayers who felt that their property taxes was pricing them out of their own home. As a result, Armin introduced and fought for the first ever increase to the Keller Homestead Exemption in over 30 years. Because of Armin’s efforts, today the exemption provides tax relief to Keller taxpayers by reducing the taxable valuation of their home by 14%. In addition, Armin championed and authored Keller’s revision to the Ethics Policy. The revision requires councilmembers, commissioners, and city staff to disclose any conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from participating in any votes. The policy also encourages citizens to participate in the process by providing a mechanism in which they can hold their elected leaders accountable.
Armin is an attorney and business owner whose law practice has been recognized by national and statewide organizations. In addition, Armin’s law practice instituted a “Teacher of the Month” program where one teacher is recognized each and every month for their positive impact on our kids and community. Armin and his wife Kathy are proud parents of 2 kids, Aiden and Kendall. They practice their Christian faith at Good Shepherd Catholic Community and are proud to call Keller home!